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The influence of stimulus array on training of a speeded response.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16255126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We conducted two experiments to study the training of speeded responses to stimuli in a clock face array. Participants were trained on one clock face and later tested on either the same or a different clock face. The clock faces varied along 3 dimensions of change (left-right flip, up-down flip, and 180 degrees rotation). Skill acquisition was reflected in decreases in overall, initiation, and movement response times in the training and test phases except that movement time reached an asymptote during training and did not decrease further during test. Test performance was best when training and test used the same clock face and worst when the training to test change involved an up-down flip. The transition to different clock faces was consistent with an interpretation based on the violation of expectations about target positions acquired during training. Consistent trial-by-trial feedback led to better initiation time but not movement time during training than periodic feedback, but this effect did not persist into the test phase.
Lyle E Bourne; Alice E Healy; Paul Pauli; James T Parker; Niels Birbaumer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychology     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0002-9556     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychol     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-31     Completed Date:  2006-01-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370513     Medline TA:  Am J Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-411     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Colorado, Department of Psychology, Boulder 80304-0345, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Psychomotor Performance*
Reaction Time*
Recognition (Psychology)*

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